Harriet Smith (Pauline Collins), the new British ambassador to Ireland, desperately wants to make her mark in this historically difficult posting and try to put the tragic murder of her ... See full summary »
Cordelia Gray is the reluctant owner of a ramshackle investigation agency following the suicide of her boss. Watching over her as she hunts down clues in the murky and sinister world of ... See full summary »
Jack Boult, a former rally driver, and his second wife Harriet, who used to be a nurse, move from the bustle of London to start a new life in a cottage in the Somerset countryside, together... See full summary »
Shirley's a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's chip'n'egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in ... See full summary »
The series follows the lives of both the family and the servants in the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place. Richard Bellamy, the head of the household, is a member of Parliament, and his ... See full summary »
With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.
Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.
A rather loose adaptation of the P. D. James novel. Cordelia Gray, the survivor of a partnership in a detective agency, is asked by the assistant of James Calendar to investigate the ... See full summary »
This perfectly polished period piece does full justice to P D James' erudition and her beautifully honed cast of almost Dickensian characters. The dramatic scenery of Dorset provides the ideal setting for this complex and absorbing mystery. Roy Marsden portrays the detective poet, Adam Dalgliesh with his usual panache and is ably supported by fellow cast members. Those who have not read PD James' brilliant novels will not be able to guess the identity of the murderer until the last episode, despite the meticulous and perfectly timed trail of clues, interspersed with a plethora of red herrings, necessary to ensure the enjoyment of both crime buffs and novices to the genre.
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